From the Ministers

From Rev. Don: The Sin of Sophisticated Resignation

“Though far from exclusive to Unitarian Universalists, the principal sin besetting many of us today is the sin of sophisticated resignation. This sin is particularly insidious because it comes with its own veil. That is, it appears respectable. It allows us to feel strongly about injustices without prompting us to do anything about them. This … Continued

From Rev Don: Our Search for a Settled Minister Has Begun!

We have begun our search process for a new settled minister.  The Board is working with both the UUA and Mid-America Region.  And yes, we are on schedule in the process. As many of you already know, our future Search Committee will survey the congregation, trying to get a pulse of what people want and need in … Continued

Promise and Hope of the Winter Holidays

From your Interim Minister What a year it’s been – crazy politics that threaten our very democracy, a pandemic that won’t go away, and so continues to threaten our health and sanity.  I am exhausted by it all.  And now thewinter holidays are here offering to us its promise and hope. I leave you with a 1995 … Continued

Keys to an Effective Congregation

From your Interim Minister This from Robert Fulghum – “On occasion, in years past, I planted daffodil bulbs on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), as a reminder to myself that hope for better times is not enough – that one must be an active participant in the quality of the future, the planting must be … Continued

Sitting Together on Humanity’s Mourning Bench

From your Interim Minister Nicholas Wolterstorff in Lament for a Son (his own) writes –  “I shall look at the world through tears.  Perhaps I shall see things that dry-eyed I could not see …. I shall try to keep the wound from healing, in recognition of our living still in the old order of things.  I shall try to keep … Continued

A Different Place to Be

From your Interim Minister We live in an age of deep cynicism and alienation.  There’s very little that binds us together.  We tend to wander off with whatever group we identify with and curse the rest.  This is partly due to social media and the like, but whatever it is, here we are.  Very little unites us. Given the … Continued

I Am Because We Are

Rev. David writes: I read that “coronavirus makes clear what has been true all along. Your health is as safe as that of the worst-insured, worst-cared-for person in your society. It will be decided by the height of the floor, not the ceiling.” There is a pattern in American life which says that if *you* … Continued

Acting Out Hope

Rev. David writes: Hope, says Rebecca Solnit, “is the belief that what we do matters, even though how and when it may matter, who and what it may impact, are not things we can know beforehand. We may not, in fact, know of them afterward either, but they matter all the same.” Staying home is … Continued

Free and Responsible

Rev. David writes, It’s a basic principle: we are a people who believe in “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Our tradition explicitly names as a source “the guidance of reason and the results of science.” Not “truthiness.” Not “post-truth.” The one statue in our building is Joseph Priestly, over the door, … Continued